It’s June and the start of a new school year at Kalmadi High School. For 14 year-old Ashutosh this is the eighth new school he has attended in almost as many years - following his father’s engineering job as it has taken him around India and the world. We experience the familiar agonies of trying to fit in, make new friends and pick up the power politics of the playground. In contrast, some self-assured 16 year olds are running for election as prefects.
About Indian School:
Indian School is a fast-paced, observational documentary series that follows a remarkable year in one of the world’s fastest growing cities - Pune near Mumbai. Two of Pune’s schools take us into the world of India’s ‘rising generation’. The series gets inside the skin of India’s middle classes, exploring their dreams and anxieties in a world that seems to be changing every day.
Indian School focuses on the lives of pupils and teachers in two very different private schools:
Kalmadi Shamrao High School concentrates on academic results and core moral values.
Rewachand Bhojwani Academy is a liberal institution, with an unorthodox curriculum and a place for meditation.